Ontario Plowmen's Association
Please join us in Harriston (Town of Minto) for the
2016 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo
September 20 - 24, 2016
The International Plowing Match & Rural Expo is hosting its second annual Auctioneers’ Challenge and is now accepting registrations from anyone interested in being part of the event that runs Friday, September 23 from 1:30 pm – 4 pm at the CKNX Events Centre. Deadline for entry is September 1st and is open to a maximum of 15 applicants. For more information, download the poster, press release, and registration form.
BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards Honouring Ten Ontario Families
The Ontario Plowmen's Association is pleased to announce the 10 Ontario families who have been chosen to recieve the 2016 BMO Ontario Farm Family Award. The families, who are being honoured for their dedication to Ontario's agriculture sector and the rural way of life, will be formally recognized at this year's 2016 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Minto, Ontario, on Saturday, September 24th.
RCMP Musical Ride
The Ontario Plowmen's Association and IPM 2016 are excited to have the RCMP Musical Ride performing at this year’s Match. Visitors will be thrilled with 3 shows – a matinée on Tuesday, September 20 (1:30 pm) and 2 shows on Wednesday, September 21 (9:30 am and 1:30 pm). There is no additional cost for the shows – the shows are included with admission to the Match. Visitors are highly encouraged to visit the horse barn to meet the horses and their riders, as well!
EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES AT IPM 2016
Please join us for IPM 2016 - September 20 – 24 in the Town of Minto (Harriston). One thousand acres of farmers’ fields will transform into the Tented City, RV Park, Plowing Competition Fields and parking areas.
We look forward to welcoming you to IPM 2016!
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!
Celebration of Excellence Banquet - Friday, September 23 - 6 pm (download form)
Check out the many IPM 2016 Souvenirs!
Kathryn Chant is the 2015-2016 Ontario Queen of the Furrow
Finch - Before a packed crowd on Thursday, September 24, Kathryn Chant representing Grenville County, was crowned the 2015-2016 Ontario Queen of the Furrow. Kathryn faced competition from 23 other candidates from across Ontario. The other four Finalists were Bonnie Jean-Ward from Durham County, Grace Mullen from Essex County, Julie Thompson of Peel Dufferin, and Kathryn Ringelberg of South Wentworth. Julie Thompson was second runner-up and Kathryn Ringelberg was first runner-up. Plowing winners were: 1st - Kathryn Ringelberg, South Wentworth, 2nd - Stephanie Campbell, Chatham Kent, 3rd - Cassandra Chornoboy, Wellington, 4th - Stephanie Huitema, Haldimand Oneida and 5th - Bonnie Jean-Ward, Durham County. Kathryn Chant of Grenville and Julie Thompson of Peel Dufferin each won a $500 scholarship from BMO. Also winning were Jessica Sills, Hastings (Friendship Award) and Emily Scott of Oxford Blenheim (Dream Believer Achievement Award).